Kentucky Wing Deputy
Commander Presents Several Awards
At the July 3, 2018 squadron meeting,
Kentucky Wing Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. Bob Sobotka stopped by to present
several awards to members of the KY-214 squadron and others. Here are some
pics from the meeting and awards ceremony. Capt. Larry Austin receives
this certificate from Col. Bob Sobotka for completing the CAP Corporate
Learning Course. This is part of CAP's professional development program.
(L-R) Lt. Bill Rason, LTC Greg Bell, LTC Bob Sobotka and LTC Bill Hayes.
These three Bowman Field airmen received a Disaster Relief Ribbon with V
for Valor for participating in a Presidentially declared flood disaster
earlier this year. LTC Keith Noe was presented a Disaster Relief Ribbon
with V for Valor for his participation at the mission base during the 2017
Hurricane Harvey disaster. Lt. Bill Rason and LTC Greg Bell both received
Disaster Relief Ribbons with the V device for participating as aircrew
during the 2017 Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery effort in Texas. Col.
Bell and Lt. Rason also received personal Commendations from the National
Commander for their participation in the Hurricane Harvey mission. Former
KY-214 Squadron member, LTC Chris Nester, was also there to receive an
award. Chris is the Director of Operations for the 8 state, Great Lakes
Region. Capt. Larry Austin was also presented with Safety Officer of the
Year in the Kentucky Wing CAP. Squadron Commander, Major Hal Frary, was
presented with the Squadron Commander of the Year Award by Col. Sobotka.
All these awards were presented at the Bowman Field Readiness Center.
After the awards presentation, Col. Sobotka gave a brief summary of the
state of the wing and Col. Nester did likewise with the region..